Road accidents in the world, 1.2 million of deaths in a year

In 2017, the 1.2 million people in the world have remained the victims of road accidents, while 54 million people have accused wounds, even serious, to reveal it is a study of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), research institute of the University of Washington in Seattle. The research, published in the journal BMJ Injury Prevention, shows that from 1990 to 2017, the risk of being involved in a road accident increased by more than 15% for all age groups.

Although the frequency of accidents has increased, the risk of perishing in a crash has reduced in the last 30 years, practically all over the world. Among the factors that, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation have decreased the chances of dying are, “the greater safety of vehicles and roads, as well as the correct application of the law on the speed of the belt and the alcohol,” says Spencer James, one of the authors of this study.

At the level of the age groups, people with greater chances of becoming injured in the event of an accident are the men between 25 and 29 years of age: rates of crashes for this group are results double compared to those who saw involved women of the same age. The sad primacy of the nation with the highest number of road deaths in 2017, it is up to China, with 261.000 deaths: it’s not that surprising, view of the large population of the asian country. The country which has the greatest probability of perishing in a crash is instead of Haiti, with 15.6%; Ireland, Switzerland and Singapore are the States in which the frequency of fatal accidents is lower.